Willis Raburu used 900k on a life saving gastric by-pass procedure

Raburu said Gastric bypass helped him reduce the amount of food he eats

• Willis Raburu has been struggling with weight loss for quite sometimes now.

• Willis Raburu has revealed that he was forced to undergo Gastric bypass weight loss surgery for the sake of his health.

Media personality Willis Raburu
Media personality Willis Raburu
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Media personality Willis Raburu has said that he was forced to undergo Gastric bypass weight loss surgery for the sake of his health.

Speaking in a recent interview with Mungai Eve, the father of two said the procedure cost him between Sh600K and Sh 900K.

Raburu said that he opted for the surgery after the gym failed to work out for him.

"I went for gastric bypass surgery. I respect people who persistently go to the gym. The gym is a lot of work. I had a good trainer but I would lose weight but I would regain that weight again very quickly."

Raburu added that by the time he was going through the surgery, his health was at risk.

"It's not fun waking up and trying a trouser and it doesn't fit you. You worry. By the time I was going for the surgery I was not doing well. I was 164kgs I needed the surgery because my blood pressure and cholesterol were high," he said.

Raburu said the procedure helped him reduce the amount of food he was eating.

In May 2021, Raburu talked about losing over 20kgs from his initial 154kgs in 20202.

Raburu had previously stated that he decided to shed off the extra kilograms following a life-threatening warning from his doctor.

"He told me if I was not going to lose some kilograms of the body weight, sooner or later, it would be a recipe for my death," he said in a past interview.

In January 2021, Raburu also left in the middle of his show citing health issues.

"So sorry had to unceremoniously disappear from TV this morning on #Daybreak @citizentvkenya fell ill mid-show and had to leave. I’ll be ok. Thanks @ISAACSWILA @sshitera for holding it down for me. Off to get some treatment," he wrote.

(Gastric bypass is a weight-loss surgery that changes how your stomach and small intestines handle your food.

It is a surgical process used to create a small pouch at the top of the stomach leaving out a much larger part.

Gastric bypass can provide long-term weight loss.

The amount of weight you lose depends on your type of surgery and your change in lifestyle habits. It may be possible to lose about 70%, or even more, of your excess weight within two years.)

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